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(MIT)   Seven years after the Deepwater Horizon blew up, MIT scientists figured out how to capture leaking oil without clogging the tubes   ( news.mit.edu) divider line
    More: Interesting, methane clathrate, engineering Kripa Varanasi, Natural gas, Clathrate hydrate, Petroleum, containment dome, Deepwater Horizon oil, 125-ton containment dome  
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2017-04-18 10:12:42 AM  
Or, we could prevent most accidents entirely by taking the cleanup costs directly out of executive payroll.
 
2017-04-18 10:21:18 AM  
Gee, I dunno. Oil drilling is a manly, red state type of thing and this solution is coming from one of dem liberal East coast elitist schools. Can we really trust them on this?


My point being this is a great example of what top notch schools do for all of us.
 
2017-04-18 10:23:27 AM  

Highroller48: Or, we could prevent most accidents entirely by taking the cleanup costs directly out of executive payroll.


It's far better to prevent the explosions (which is what the MIT treatment would do). But, yeah, if something does happen, hit executive compensation for the clean-up.
 
2017-04-18 12:38:58 PM  
It blows my mind that it was seven years ago already.
 
2017-04-18 01:02:54 PM  
Ted Stevens would be thrilled.
 
2017-04-18 01:12:12 PM  
edmo:
My point being this is a great example of what top notch schools do for all of us.

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2017-04-18 02:40:33 PM  
BUT DON'T FALL IN LOVE!!!
 
2017-04-18 02:47:23 PM  

Highroller48: Or, we could prevent most accidents entirely by taking the cleanup costs directly out of executive payroll.


So. I see a huge increase in massive spills to justify huge bonuses for bragging rights.

Don't you understand how these things work?
 
2017-04-18 02:51:21 PM  
The issue with the Horizon wasn't really the clog... clogs happen all the time, safety systems take care of them or shut things down so they can be cleared.  The issue was that the company was so negligent with maintenance that half a farking dozen safety systems designed to prevent the exact thing that happened were all broken or off at the same time.

This is a cool invention, and it'll be useful, but it doesn't "fix the problem", because the problem was completely unrelated to pipe flow.
 
2017-04-18 02:58:06 PM  
A real fix would be maintenance robots.
 
2017-04-18 03:07:13 PM  
The research was paid for by a large oil company. And it might work on pipelines.
The Horizon disaster? I doubt it. The flow of gas was too much.
 
2017-04-18 03:11:52 PM  
Why are MIT scientists working a fixing a plot in a Mark Wabaaarrrg movie?  Are they writing the (unnecessary) sequel? Deepwater Horizon II: Too much pressha in da toob.

screenrant.com
 
2017-04-18 03:59:55 PM  

Kuta: BUT DON'T FALL IN LOVE!!!


There's one in every crowd, I guess.

/She's a beauty.
 
2017-04-18 07:26:11 PM  

DeaH: Highroller48: Or, we could prevent most accidents entirely by taking the cleanup costs directly out of executive payroll.

It's far better to prevent the explosions (which is what the MIT treatment would do). But, yeah, if something does happen, hit executive compensation for the clean-up.


Limited Liability should mean we ONLY flay executives alive,  not that they get to take the money and run.
 
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